A building which was basically a guest house has collapsed in Kumarhatti near Solan of Himachal Pradesh. As per the reports, 13 army personnel were killed and one civilian from the situation while around 30 others are trapped in the situation. The three-storied building was a banquet hall which was hosting a party organized by the Indian Army at the time of the mishap.

The building collapsed around 3:50 PM near the Kumarhatti-Nahan highway in Solan. A search and rescue operation has been introduced by the Indian Army authorities.

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has arrived at the spot and trying to rescue the people who are stuck under the debris of the building.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also visited the building collapse site in Solan. Around 17 Army personnel & 11 civilians rescued so far and where 6 Army & 1 civilian casualties reported. 7 Army personnel are still feared trapped.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed deep shock over the incident. He said it is very unfortunate. Rescue operation was started immediately. Orders have been given to investigate the cause of the collapse. As per info received till now, the building structure was not as per specifications.

 

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